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How do those without garages charge their cars? Dumb question?

 

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Hope they can find one in the vicinity?

Hopefully that was something they looked into before buying it.

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On the side of your house out of the elements in the shade or on the side of shed in the shade. No way would I do either.

We don't have to worry about it. We are not buying an electric vehicle. 

 

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We have neighbors that have 2 car garage, but the charger is outside. They charge their cars outside in the driveway. So I guess you can charge them outside. Lots of people where I live don't have a garage or a driveway and can only park in the street. Don't know how they could do it.
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The Target Store down the street must have 8 or 10 charging stations.

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Friends of ours, three couples charge outside in driveway.  
As for me not interested in an electric car.  Not enough space to list problems they have had with these cars.  

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@magicmoodz wrote:

The Target Store down the street must have 8 or 10 charging stations.


And stand there while it charges....and hope you don't need a charge when the power is out.

 

That said, it's about 25 minutes to the closest station here.

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if you have an electric car, it is best not to park it in your garage.  Those batteries can and do explode.

 

Many people have an electric outlet for their car on the outside of their house and others plug in around town.

 

Many of the grocery stores in my area have charging stations in their parking lot.

 

I have never used one and hope I never have to.  Those batteries are toxic to our environment, expensive and ruin our good earth.

 

 

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@buyornot wrote:

How do those without garages charge their cars? Dumb question?

 

 

@buyornot           

 

don't know and will never own a electric vehicle

 

mrshckynut 

 


 

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Some larger employers, colleges if a student, have charging spaces.